Tuesday, January 29, 2013

And It Only Took Me Six Months To Finish!

I'm not much of a decorator-- I have no style-- or maybe my style could be called College Dorm Chic. (I admit it, I have a thing for posters.) Anyway, I'm in the mood to make some changes. Move stuff around. For my first project I  blew up some of our better Zoo pictures last summer and framed them over the weekend. Again, not stylish, but it's a favorite place of ours and the pictures make me happy. Now, to figure out my next project...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Morning Coffee

The daughter heads back to school Monday. Fat Cat will be lost, again. We all know who his favorite is!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Belated Thanksgiving

Since the daughter was away at school for Thanksgiving I told her I would fix a Thanksgiving dinner while she was home. Well, the time has come. I'm not a huge fan of turkey, but a few years ago a customer at the store gave me a recipe that requires brining. Delish!  The bird is now soaking away in the fridge. This afternoon I'm going to bake a pumpkin pie and cut up some bread into cubes to dry for the dressing. I have homemade noodles in the freezer. I won't be doing lots of side dishes because the family doesn't care for sweet potatoes or cranberries. The cooking should be smooth and easy. We have had Spring-like weather the last few days, but tomorrow is supposed to be cold with possible snow showers. A good day to stay in, cook, and maybe take a turkey-induced nap! (I'm betting the husband even finds a football game to watch!)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

What Christmas Brought

After Lucky died, I said "No more house pets. Three is enough." Famous last words. This little lady followed the son home Christmas night during his usual evening walk. (Any way, he claims she followed. I wonder how much encouragement she got!) We fixed her up a warm place outside and fed her. But everyone kept saying "she's cold-it's cold out there". Uugh! Long story short, she's in the house, she's been to the vet, she's already fixed (probably one of those fix and release programs they do occasionally) and we are playing around with names. I think she's going to be Jessie. The lady across the alley from us died a few months back and she had several strays that she fed. As friendly and sweet as this cat is, I've got the feeling she was one of Mary's bunch. Oh, joy. We have another cat!